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Media and PR Officer

Marketing and Communications

Location:  Hybrid working in London
Salary:  £28,950 per annum
Full Time / Permenant
Closing Date:  Monday 24 January 2022
Reference:  X076-21-R

Independent Age works to ensure that as we grow older, we all have the opportunity to live well with dignity, choice and purpose.  To achieve this we provide information, advice and connection services for older people; campaign on the issues that matter most to them around health and care, poverty and loneliness and provide capacity building support to others working in the sector.

This is an exciting time to join Independent Age as we work on our new ambitious strategy for 2021 – 2023 and increase our profile, impact and reach so more people can live a happy, connected and purposeful later life.  We want to find talented individuals from diverse backgrounds to join us on this journey.

This important role supports Independent Age’s media & PR programme and will help deliver our ambition to build our reputation and raise our profile across a wide range of media channels, to challenge ageism and the inequalities that exist in older age. 

We would be looking to you to bring the experience you have gained from working in a busy media or public relations team and proven ability to implement innovative and successful media campaigns (across digital and traditional channels). 

You will be adept at applying your broad knowledge and awareness of best practice and emerging trends in digital and social media to a range of media and PR projects; capable of managing a varied workload, working to tight deadlines and able to identify and create newsworthy stories and able to use your interpersonal skills to influence and persuade a wide range of internal stakeholders.

At Independent Age we live by our values. We are Purpose-driven; compassionate; expert; collaborative; accountable; inclusive.

We champion inclusion and celebrate diversity within and outside our charity to create a culture where everyone knows that they belong and can bring their whole self to work.  We hire from a variety of backgrounds as we know this makes our charity stronger.

If you are passionate about our cause, share our values and believe you have the skills for this role, then we’d love to meet you. 

We know that a good work life balance helps us perform at our best, so we provide support to attain this with flexible working hours and regular remote working opportunities’.  We also offer great benefits including 28 days annual leave plus public holidays, a generous pension scheme with life assurance and fantastic learning and development opportunities.

We offer two incremental salary increases for everyone joining us, one at successful completion of probation and the second on the first anniversary of starting with us.

Independent Age is committed to safeguarding and follow Safer Recruitment practices to ensure we are safeguarding those we work with. We therefore ask that you supply your full work history with explanations for any gaps in the application documents you submit and if offered the post, we will require two employment references including your current or most recent employer.  

To apply, please submit a cover letter detailing how your skills and experience meet the criteria within the Job Description and Person Specification, along with your CV, by clicking the Apply Online button below.

Interviews will be held on Monday 31 January and Tuesday 1 February

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